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Questions tagged [hardware-raid]

RAID solution with hardware assistance. RAID parity calculations can be performed by either the main CPU, or by a separate processor on the RAID controller card.

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Strange USB device connection messages on /var/log/messages on Centos 7.5

I am seeing some strange USB device connect and disconnect messages in a dedicated server running CentOS 7.5. These messages appear almost every day, but they do not appear at the same time every day. ...
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Duplicate partitions (and lvm pv) when using hardware RAID

OS: Debian stretch, motherboard: ASUS H87I-PLUS. I am trying to setup bootable hardware RAID1. Through motherboard menu I've created array of two drives (sdd and sde). This array is recognized by ...
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Is it possible to run multiple RAID arrays simultaneously on my single dell r720?

I am brand new to the world of servers and system admin., but I recently stumbled upon a used server in good condition: Dell Poweredge R720, 2x E5-2640 12 Cores (2.5 Ghz), 128GB RAM, 8.2TB of drives (...
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Poweredge 730xd Replace RAID 5 disk with alternate model?

I have a Dell Poweredge R730XD with 24 x 1.2tb ST1200MM0088 (2.5, SAS 12Gbp 10K) disks in multiple raid 5 partitions. One disk has failed - I have a brand new ST1200MM0099 disk available to replace ...
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Low-end hardware RAID vs Software RAID [closed]

I want to build a low-end 6TB RAID 1 archive, on an old pc. MB: Intel d2500hn 64bit CPU: Intel Atom D2500 RAM: 4GB DDR3 533 MHz PSU: Chinese 500W NO GPU 1x Ethernet 1Gbps 2x SATA2 ports 1x PCI port ...
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mdadm hardware raid-5 broken after dist-upgrade

We have intel raid-5 in motherboard, which was assembled in ubuntu as well and mounted as home in fstab. I read later somewhere I shouldn't use hardware raid in ubuntu. However it was working. But, ...
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Can You Mix and Match Between RAID Controller Connected Hard Drives and Hard Drives Connected to Motherboard via Standard SATA Cables?

Can You Mix and Match Between RAID Controller Connected Hard Drives and Hard Drives Connected to Motherboard via Standard SATA Cables? i.e. 1x Hardware RAID Controller / HBA Card, connecting to 4 ...
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Difference between software and hardware RAID 10 if the server suddenly shut down

today I have a question that I can not answer. Our servers are dual power and battery. The operating system never crashes. (thanks linux) Now, I wonder what happens if the server suddenly shuts down?...
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Information needed on availability of RAID controllers that have hardware encryption capability

I am somewhat familiar with the RAID controller card offerings in Dell servers, such as PERC H730P in their PowerEdge servers. And also some of the LSI 9xxx series RAID controller cards, that allows ...
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Ubuntu installation attempt wipes out the RAID configuration on Intel Server Board S5000VSA

I have an Intel Server Board S5000VSA and I'm trying to set up a hardware RAID 1 with two 2Tb HDDs and install Ubuntu server 18.04.1. I've managed to configure the RAID and have initialized logical ...
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Increase hardware RAID1 volume size

We are working with an IBM server and a SAS1064ET hardware RAID controller. We used two 73.4 GB 10k SAS HDDs with RAID1. As we wanted to upgrade the storage, we replaced one after another with a 600GB ...
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snmp lsi/avago raid controller

First of all, I'm a complete SNMP newbee. My current situation: I need to monitor a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i in a Ubuntu 16.04 machine (let's call it fserv) with Zabbix. I managed to install/...
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Why does the server chassis backplane have multiple SFF8087 connectors?

On the backplane, there are 5x SFF8087 connectors on a 20x SATA disk setup. Why are there 5x connectors? Do all 5x need to be connected to the motherboard via a SAS Controller, or only one? And does ...
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HP DL360e G8 with P410I

Can I use a P410i RAID Controller in the HP DL360 "e" version G8 server? I currently have several G7 boxes with 410i's in them, working fine. I see listed in the QuickSpecs for the DL360"e" versions ...
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Reading hardware-raided disks with software raid

I have a computer with 2 disks on it in RAID 0. Unfortunately this PC just died yesterday and I need to get a VM out of the disk to transplant it in another computer, but I'm not sure if the raid ...
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MegaCLI RAID1 - Can't Replace Missing Disk

I have a RAID1 where I've replaced a disk with errors, however it will not automatically or allow me to manually replace the "missing" disk with the new one. Here are the physical disks per my ...
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HP RAID-0 expand on DL180G6 [closed]

There's HP DL180G6 Server with HP Smart Array P410 controller. Server running MySQL on Debian Linux with ext4 fs. HPACUCLI utilities (ACU CLI Version: 9.40.12.0) are installed. There's 4 HDD Seagate ...
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Marvell 9230 - RAID 10 3 disks suddenly appear as unconfigured

I was rebooting my NAS running Open Media Vault, and noticed that the RAID controller (Marvell 9230) reported degraded RAID operation since one disk wasn't found. I shut down the box to investigate. ...
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Extending RAID 10 on MegaRAID

So I had a few servers with 8 drives configured in RAID 10. Four pairs of two drives in the RAID1 level. One of the drives went bad and the RAID controller removed one pair from the set, so it now ...
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Adaptec RAID Controler - Logical device in Failed state

I have a hardware Adaptec ASR8405 RAID controller on which I have 15 disk RAID6 Array. One of the disks broke and after the replacement the Controller did not pick up on it, did not start the rebuild ...
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Will I lose data on the disk if I add it to a RAID array on a PERC 6/i?

I am trying to figure out if I can move disks from a Linux software RAID to a hardware RAID on PERC 6/i - and preserve the existing data on the disks. Is it possible to preserve the existing data?
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PCI planer boot issue - IBM m1 x3550 server

I have IBM m1 x3550 server. In process of fixing RAID issue, I ended enabling PCI planar from BIOS. Now server returns CPU (light is on) error on light path diagnostics. I have no display. Server ...
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MegaRAID: what does yellow “r” on drive icon mean?

One of our drives has a yellow square overlay on its icon in the Drives list. I think there's an "r" in the square (see image). I can't find this described in the MegaRAID manual anywhere. When I ...
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G-sense errors in new disks

I have a Synology DiskStation. It used to contain 3xTB drives, I now have 2xTB, 2x8TB drives. The old drives were "Seagate NAS" drives, the new ones are from the same(?) series, named "Ironwolf". The ...
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Why does my supposedly hardware-based RAID appear as a “fake raid”

I have a low-end server for a SOHO set-up: a Gen8 HP Microserver. It has a built-in Dynamic Smart Array B120i (RAID) Controller. When booting the server up before any OS was installed I was able to ...
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Why am I losing all of my drives when one tray is inserted?

I recently moved my Dell C2100 and when I went to power it up, none of the drives came on (no LED activity at all). After some diagnosing, I noticed one of the trays (no drive) had a solid red LED. I ...
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Add disk to virtual drive using MegaRaid Storage Manager

I have a RAID 5 setup on an LSI 9361-24i with three virtual drives and six physical disks. When I setup the arrays one of my disks was dead on arrival and I had to do an RMA with Western Digital, but ...
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Is one of my former problematic RAID10 disks Okay now?

I had messages in /var/log/messages that seem to indicate that /dev/sdc is problematic (all besides the last two): $ sudo grep sdc /var/log/messages Apr 11 14:05:57 docker smartd[1070]: Device: /dev/...
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Replacing a drive in a mirrored set (RAID1), how does it know which is “primary”?

Let's say I have a RAID 1 array with two mirrored drives. One goes bad. If I order a spare online and just put it in, the hardware controller will rebuild the array, right? How does it know which ...
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HP SmartArray P400i marks a good drive as a failed, what can I do about it?

I have the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 server with the SmartArray P400i RAID controller. The server itself is pretty old, but it still works normally. The only issue is the RAID controller, which marks good ...
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“LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 Series” - How can I find the specific model?

I'm having trouble finding documentation on this RAID controller. The Windows system details aren't very specific. It just says LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 8-port with 1068E. The server is an ...
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Recovering software raid after a hardware raid array was created on the disks

I had a server with 4 x 500GB SSDs in a software RAID10 array. I moved these drives to a new machine that had an HP P410i Hardware RAID controller. I didn't want to use the hardware raid controller, ...
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Is it possible to extract Raid Controller configuration index from on to another?

We have a Fujitsu server with this specific RAID Controller (FUJITSU PRAID EP400i / EP420i). We want to export the configuration of that RAID Controller to a new one, so in case that RAID controller ...
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Raid-Controller Solution on ML350p G8

Next Week, I will get an ML350 G8. So far so good. (And also two MSA 60) But now I'm irritated, by all the things I read, about the raid situation. With my actuall homeserver, an ML370 G6, has an ...
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how to clear AEN list on 3ware escalade controller using command line

Anyone know how to remove / clear the AEN list from the command line utility (tw_cli.exe) ? I can view the AEN list using /c0 show AENs, but there seems to be no way to remove these errors even after ...
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Constant heavy led activity but no reported issues

On an IBM x3550 with two disks in hardware raid 1, have I heavy led activity on both drives, as soon as the raid controller is initialised at boot. It have been like this for more than a month, and ...
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HP SAS expander maps all drives to slot id 0

I recently bought a used 6Gbps 24 port HP SAS expander (468406-B21/487738-001) because it is cheap and presumably has a high degree of compatibility. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work with more ...
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Is it possible to run 2 arrays of RAID 1 on the same server (HP XW6600)

We are running our datacenter with one array of RAID 1 (with 2 x 2TB) on a HP XW6600 (CentOS 7). We'd like to increase disk space and avoid as much as possible downtime while upgrading. There are ...
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RAID Controller - PERC H740P Adapter 8GB cache

The new Dell T440 server with PERC H740P RAID controller is only showing 4GB for cache memory size. Does Dell have incorrect advertising on their website? http://www.dell.com/learn/ca/en/cadhs1/...
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Identifying the physical drive on a dell PowerEdge R320

We have a PowerEdge R320 with four drives and the front indicator panel is saying there is a fault on 'Bay 1 Drive 2'. There is an orange indicator blinking on the third drive from the left. I'm ...
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is ceph possible to handle hardware RAID arrays (LUNs) as OSD drives?

I am pretty new to ceph and try to find out if ceph supports hardware level raid HBAs. Sadly could not find any information. What I found is, that it is recommended to use plain disks for OSD. But ...
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Horrible IO speed in Hyper V machine compared to host

I have HP G6 Hyper V host with 6 cores, 24 gb ram, and a p410i raid controller (with 512mb ram and backup battery) running windows 2016 (updated today). When copying data from a SSD (not in raid ...
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Duplicate Slot Numbers for MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator]

Why are duplicate Slot Numbers shown in storcli/Megacli output? # lspci -nn | grep -i mega 01:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] [1000:0079] (rev ...
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Should I use HW Raid or ZFS as filesystem for Citrix XenServer?

I've got a dual Xeon X5650 (6core) HP ProLiant DL160 G6 with 72G RAM and an HP P410 4port hardware raid card that I want to repurpose as a NAS and a test server. Additionally, I have 4 x 4T drives in ...
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Recover RAID 1 data without controller

Nearly 10 years ago I built a PC for a friend and thought it would be a good idea to use the motherboard's RAID controller to set up a RAID 1 array. Since HDDs have a propensity to die quicker than a ...
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HDD Failure in RAID, but scans fine?

I had an HDD failure in my Linux RAID (Flashing red light). I pulled it out and on reboot I was forced to run fsck manually and repair some errors in the remaining filesystem. I was trying to find ...
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How portable are drives configured in hardware RAID 1?

I have two HP DL380 Gen9 Servers with H240ar RAID controllers. One is for production and the other is for dev/staging. I'd like to build up two physical drives in RAID 1 on the dev server then put ...
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How do I know if I run hw raid 1?

I created a hw raid 1 using efi. Server Dell PowerEdge T20 with Proxmox The raid controller is 00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 04) root@pve:~# lsblk ...
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HP SmartArray disk not responding in bay 2 during boot

I've RAID 5 array that started acting wonky lately. During POST it shows this error: Slot 4 HP Smart Array P600 Controller (256MB, v2.04) 1 Logical Drive 1789-Slot 4 Drive Array Disk Drive(...
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Raid 1 backup or backup of backup [closed]

I recently upgraded(because of fear of failure) my back up drive from a 750GB Toshiba Canvio USB3 drive(couple of years old) to a WD My Book Duo 6TB USB3 drive. I configured WD My Book Duo as Raid 1 ...